Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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GREER, SC (WIS) - A Williamston woman was saved when a Greer police officer coaxed her out of her stalled car on railroad tracks shortly before it was hit by an Amtrak train.
Sergeant Marcus O'Shields says Betsy DeVall approached a stop sign at the tracks early Tuesday morning and turned left as though she was at an intersection.
O'Shields says DeVall's car was stuck directly on the rails with the wheels spinning. He says DeVall appeared to be lost and she was on her cell phone trying to get directions to a friend's house.
He says he radioed his dispatcher to notify the railroad when another officer radioed him the train was approaching.
O'Shields tells CNN he could hear the train coming, and he began telling DeVall she needed to leave the car. He says he doesn't think she realized the danger she was in until the train actually hit her vehicle.
DeVall tells The Greenville News that O'Shields was "a godsend," adding that if it hadn't been for him, she would be "in a body bag in a million pieces."
Amtrak engineer Scott Lynch says he was going about 72 miles per hour when he hit the brakes. He struck the car, which exploded in flames seconds later.
The train was carrying 180 passengers from New Orleans to New York City. Three people suffered slight injuries.
Ironically, just after the train passed, a Geico insurance commercial could be heard playing on the police car radio.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>